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Looking for a piece of software? Check out our software catalog! Or, for tutorials and resources, check out HofstraLearn.org!

Adobe Bridge - A powerful media manager that provides centralized access to all your creative assets. 

Adobe Dreamweaver - Web authoring and editing software that provides both visual and code-level capabilities for creating standards-based websites and designs for the desktop, smartphones, tablets, and other devices.

Adobe Fireworks - Create expressive, highly optimized graphics for the web or virtually any device — from smartphones to kiosks to embedded displays. 

Adobe Flash - An authoring environment for producing expressive interactive content. Create immersive experiences that present consistently to audiences across desktops, smartphones, tablets, and televisions. 

Adobe Illustrator - Helps you create distinctive vector artwork for any project. Take advantage of the precision and power of sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes, and a host of time-savers. 

Adobe InDesign - Design engaging page layouts for print or digital distribution with built-in creative tools and precise control over typography. Integrate interactivity, video, and audio for playback on tablets, smartphones, and computers. 

Adobe Media Encoder - A stand-alone video encoding application that lets you encode audio and video in a variety of distribution formats.

Adobe Photoshop - Digital picture and photo editing software.

Adobe Reader

ArcGIS - A favorite of some upper level Geography and Global Studies classes, ArcGIS is the program to learn if you want to study anything related to mapping and historical geography. Not only can you add elements to a map, you can create temporal animations to see how the area has changed over time. 

Audacity - Free audio recording and editing software.

Avid - Video editing software used in RTVF department for the Mac or the PC. Avid is not installed on the computers in Calkins or Hammer but you can come into Learning Support for assistance!

CRSPSift - Software that includes utilities that may be used to extract CRSP stock and index data from the CRSP proprietary databases.

Dreamspark is available for students majoring in Computer Science, Engineering, Marketing, and Information Technology & Quantitative Methods. With it, you can download and access a wide range of Microsoft developer tools, servers, and platforms for free. At the beginning of the semester, you will receive an email with Directions on how to register.

EViews - Statistical, forecasting, and modeling tools with a simple object-oriented interface.

Garageband - Audio editing software for the Mac.

Google Calendar

Google Docs – Collaborative word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more

iMovie - Video editing software for the Mac.

iPhoto - Software that gives you three incredibly easy ways to organize and manage the thousands (maybe tens of thousands) of photos on your Mac. They’re called Faces, Places, and Events, and what they do for your photo library is practically magic.


Lexicat - Specific to Hofstra University, LexiCat is “the catalog of the over one-and-a half million volumes held in the collections of the Hofstra University Libraries.” It gives exact bibliographic information and can be found on the Hofstra site.

Maple - A computer algebra system that can check your work and create 3D graphs.

MATLAB - A computing and mathematical program that allows for matrix manipulations, function and data plotting, and algorithm implementation.

Microsoft Office Access

Microsoft Office Excel

Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft Office PowerPoint

Microsoft Office Publisher

Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Silverlight - http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/

Minitab - Program used for statistics and analysis by IT/QM and Finance majors. 

Palisade DecisionTools - The DecisionTools Suite is an integrated set of programs for risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty that runs in Microsoft Excel. The DecisionTools Suite includes @RISK for Monte Carlo simulation, PrecisionTree for decision trees, and TopRank for “what if” sensitivity analysis. In addition, the DecisionTools Suite comes with StatTools for statistical analysis and forecasting, NeuralTools for predictive neural networks, and Evolver and RISKOptimizer for optimization.

Photo Booth - Software that takes snapshots of you and your friends in ways far from ordinary — from funny to artsy to really bizarre.

Qualtrics - Create, send and analyze surveys.

QuickTime Player

Research Insight - A powerful analytical engine built upon the foundation of the Compustat database. Research Insight provides a wealth of financial data and insightful reports, performance graphs and textual documents, giving you the perspective you need to determine a company's true value.

Revolution R - A free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

SALT - Transcribe and analyze language samples.

SMART Technologies - Software for the SMART Board, an interactive whiteboard.

SPSS -  Used for quantitative statistics and analysis. You can look at linear regression, cross tabulation, correlation, factor analysis, and much more.

Stellarium - A free planetarium for your computer, this software shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

TextEdit - A word processor included with Mac OS X.


VoiceThread - As of the 2011-2012 school year, every student has a VoiceThread account. A favorite of distance learning classes, you can use VoiceThread to post videos, papers, or even art!

Windows Media Player 

Windows MovieMaker - Video editing software for the PC.

Windows Photo Gallery - View, manage, and refine your photos and home movies. The toolbar and left-hand navigation pane make it a snap to find and organize your photos.

WinPlot - Free general-purpose plotting utility, which can draw (and animate) curves and surfaces presented in a variety of formats.

Wolfram CDF Player - Free software for PCs that allows you to interact with applications from the Wolfram Demonstrations Project, explore interactive documents in your web browser, and view Mathematica examples, reports, and files.


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